The drama that surrounds the Republican National Convention seems to be focused on the Republican candidate Donald Trump's wife, Melania.
The former model was the key speaker for the first night of the convention and delivered a speech that was quickly discovered to be guilty of plagiarism when people compared passages of it to Michelle Obama’s remarks at the 2008 Democratic Convention.
While the campaign first denied any knowledge, or intent, to plagiarize Obama’s speech, their whole story changed today when an in-house staffer named Meredith McIver came forward to claim responsibility.
Statement on Melania Trump speech pic.twitter.com/0iWIaFFjZW— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) July 20, 2016
McIver explained that while working with Mrs. Trump the two discussed people who inspired her. Michelle Obama apparently made the short list, and McIver wrote down some passages “and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech." She continued to explain, "I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches. This was my mistake and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as Mrs. Obama.”
McIver adds that she handed in her resignation after ish hit the fan, but Trump refused it. “I personally admire the way Mr. Trump has handled this situation and I am grateful for his understanding,” she writes.
Of course, the man who wants to be president has taken to social media to blow more hot air onto the issue.
The media is spending more time doing a forensic analysis of Melania's speech than the FBI spent on Hillary's emails.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2016
Good news is Melania's speech got more publicity than any in the history of politics especially if you believe that all press is good press!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2016
Welp, looks like Teflon Don is going to get away with it once again, as not even this latest scandal seems to have shaken his base's support for him.
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